Last summer my husband and I were talking and he casually mentioned that the hillside at his dad’s cabin, a mere 30 minutes
from our apartment, was covered in raspberry bushes. I don’t know what was worse—that he waited 5 years to tell me or that I
never noticed that they were there.
That afternoon I hightailed it to the raspberry haven, dressed in long sleeves (those raspberry bushes are thorny!), and
picked my heart out. In the days that followed, we ate raspberries—with pork chops, in salads, bars and spoonbread.
Here are my
favorite raspberry recipes
so you can have your own raspberry fest. Even if you are just picking the raspberries
up at the store, these dishes will be equally delicious. (Love other berries too? Try these summery recipes
for strawberries and blueberries.
raspberry filling is swirled into a low-fat cream filling in these beautiful bars. They’re a festive treat for a summer
picnic or party.
Raspberry-Glazed Pork Chops with Pickled Onions
– The thick flavorful raspberry sauce, rich pork chops
and pickled onions all come together in an explosion of flavors and textures.
– My favorite recipe from the latest issue of EatingWell, this maple-sweetened cornmeal cake, studded with raspberries, comes
together in just 30 minutes.
Couscous & Fruit
– Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside grilled salmon or chicken for supper or on its own
for a fresh lunchbox treat.